Security Identifier (SID) to User Identifier (uid) ResolutionSystem

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Dec 29 17:59:20 GMT 1999

On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Ok, let me explain *why* I am fighting tooth and nail to
> keep Luke's SID mapping table out of Samba.
> It is simply the wrong place to put such a thing.
> If we step back and look at the actual problem we are
> trying to solve, then we see that hacking Samba with
> mapping tables is the wrong approach.

firstly, it's not a hack.  if it _can_ be defined to be a hack, it's a
hack that needs to sit on top of _all_ posix-compliant software that also
wishes to be NT-domain-compliant.  that includes absolutely anyone.  sun,
syntax, at & t, sco, absolutely everyone needs to implement the functional
equivalent of a SURS table.  the open source projects i know of that need
to implement the functional equivalnt of a SURS tabhle are:

- pam_ntdom

- winbind

- samba

- pam_smb

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